While there will be significant volatility in the price and valuation of bitcoin over the coming years, I strongly believe it and the entire asset class of cryptocurrencies will become a core part of the financial system within 3 years or less. There is enormous risk in trading these assets—more so than gold, REITS and other commodities—but the global market capitalization of cryptocurrencies ($148 billion today) I expect to pass $1 trillion by 2019.
Buy crypto with crypto – unclear, but does not seem to be a taxable event. This is where things get foggy. Consult your advisor, but as far as I know this is a like-kind exchange which is not taxable but must be reported to the IRS. The exchange you use will output all of these transactions so you can hand them to your accountant.
I got fired 3 week ago and got into depression, one of my best friends is a crypto trader. Instead of feeling shitty he want to teach me everything about crypto and he said that it might help me to understand the normal 9-6 job life is not the only way. here are the tips and resources he gave me:
Isn’t there something out there in place to protect my potentially fake investment? Truth be told, you are sort of out of luck. You see, most of these ICO coin tokens are designed in a way that marks them as ‘software presale tokens.’ So essentially, your ICO coins are no different than a video game token that you bought before it launched. The main reason many developers choose to address their new currency in such a way is to avoid paying all the expenses that come alongside legal sales. In a similar matter, a developer of a newfound cryptocurrency might choose to say that his or her investors are ‘donating’ coins to their cause and what not. So while this is completely acceptable and falls under the same reasoning for why Bitcoin was invented in the first place, to decentralize and stop all the crazy fees that go into making these investments happen, it’s still relatively questionable.
The spread of BTC/USD is intuitively bigger than the one of USD/EUR, since the market is less liquid. There is no rule of thumb, but you should expect that the spread is at least 10 times bigger in the crypto world!
Hi returnofkings I see you went deeper into cryptocurrency in this article. You mentioned that the most reliable cryptocurrency exchange is Bittrex, I also happen to write a similar article about cryptocurrency trading here http://bitcoinfella.com/altcoin-trading/ Do you think Cex.io is also a good cryptocurrency exchange to trade on?
Since Bitcoin’s official release in January 2009, cryptocoins have transformed the financial industry. Many have heard about popular cryptocurrencies such as Ethereum or Bitcoin or Ripple, but few know how they work, where they come from or what is needed to get started in the crypto space. So this is your guide to understanding cryptocurrencies and how they are reinventing the financial landscape of tomorrow.
most day traders don’t know what they’re doing.. also, if you’re good, make tons of loot, and pay taxes (if you’re good the money you make will be difficult to hide unless you live as a hermit) you’re going to have a bad time.
What I like about Coinbase is they meet all the regulatory requirements in the countries they operate, and they have two distinctly separate but integrated products: Coinbase for buying and selling bitcoin or sending them to friends, and Global Digital Asset Exchange (GDAX) for more advanced and precise trading.
This is the simplest trade to perform: immediately buying or selling your coin at the market price, plus extra fees. This can be bad news in a volatile market, as you might buy/sell at a lower or higher price than your anticipated level as the markets change.
Despite the strict crackdown on cryptocurrency trading and Blockchain-related platforms, former Chinese cryptocurrency exchanges like OKEX and Huobi have continued to thrive over the past several months, processing over $1 bln on a daily basis.
The data set — which you represent — is usually held by large private companies, public organizations, and the national government. The same data set is held on the servers of these big companies and institutions. So the data set is stored in a central location, and the information is centralized.
There is truly no limit to the blockchain. For instance, imagine using the blockchain to host every website on the internet. Instead of connecting to one specific host which has all the files stored on their computer, the blockchain can have the website stored on all computers at the same time. Doing this would greatly increase the speed of accessing the information or files stored on such a decentralized website. Imagine streaming videos or music through such a network. It could truly be an amazing sight.
In future articles I will discuss in more detail some of the strategies I’m using to set my limit orders. But hopefully this article serves as a comprehensive guide to getting started trading cryptocurrencies on an exchange.
Opportunities – based on your research you should be able to spot investment opportunities and gauge participation based on risk vs reward. Often times grinding out small, low risk moves (such as running arbitrage) can be just as lucrative as catching a big move. Knowing price trends in terms of BTC and USD is vital… sometimes gains can be made in BTC but not USD and visa versa.
The reason is because they’re unable to disconnect his calls from his persona. They conflate two unrelated things. Whether he’s likable or not is utterly irrelevant. Personally I like the dude but that’s irrelevant too. Except people can’t and won’t see it that way.
Day traders need to be constantly tuned in, as reacting just a few seconds late to big news events could make the difference between profit and loss. That’s why many brokers now offer user friendly cryptocurrency mobile apps, ensuring you can stay up to date whether you’re on the train, or making your sixth coffee of the day.
Big fan of Bittrex but currently only taking corporate accounts, so you would already need an account. Other than that, worth looking at poloniex, kraken (but may not have enough coins for you) and coinexchange
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) powered by the Ethereum blockchain platform are the hottest thing going right now, but are they secure, On July 24, 2017, the second Ethereum ICO hack in a week hit the news, as digital wallet firm Veritaseum disclosed to Bleeping Computer that a hacker stole…
Risk Warning: Trading on the Forex market involves substantial risks, including complete possible loss of funds and other losses and is not suitable for all members. Clients should make an independent judgement as to whether trading is appropriate for them in the light of their financial condition, investment experience, risk tolerance and other factors.
Research and familiarizing with current trends is the key that most lack and this is why they cannot spot investment opportunities like major shifts in the market of a particular coin. Although some spot major shifts, chasing the bull has seen many losing money.
NOTE: Once you have Coinbase down, try moving onto GDAX. It’s, in overly simple terms, like a better version of Coinbase with lower fees. Coinbase operates both platforms, and both use the same logins. GDAX is the preferred exchange of many Bitcoin traders in the U.S. It caters to both pros and novices. After you master that, then consider exchanges like Bittrex and Binance.
The new rule also appears to have a wider affect on foreign nationals who had been using cryptocurrency exchanges in South Korea through a virtual bank account. As the FSC’s announcement pointed out, minors and non-citizens will be restricted from the new name verification service.
How is an ICO able to make you rich within a short time? The process is quite simple. Take for instance, a company that sells a token at $0.00005/token in an ICO and raises a few million dollars in the process.
Another thing that the blockchain can be used for is truly decentralized market systems which can use peer-to-peer payments without a middleman. One of the early examples of such a market is OpenBazaar. It is a completely free marketplace where you can Buy or Sell items without any fees or restrictions. The payment system is peer-to-peer and a blockchain is in use to verify all transactions. Simply download the software and look for items you wish to buy or post items you wish to sell; the rest is history as they say.
Currently, all currencies are traded against Bitcoin (BTC) and Ethereum (ETH), with Tether (USDT) recently coming onto the scene. If you don’t already own any of these currencies, you’re going to need to purchase some on an exchange. Here’s a list of exchanges where you can convert US dollars to BTC or ETH.
All investments involve risk and the past performance of a security, or financial product does not guarantee future results or returns. Keep in mind that while diversification may help spread risk it does not assure a profit, or protect against loss, in a down market. There is always the potential of losing money when you invest in securities, or other financial products. Investors should consider their investment objectives and risks carefully before investing.
You can make money with crypto, it moves up and down like any stocks. If you have no idea about you’re doing, it’s likely that you will loose your money. Just one important advice : dont get attached, dont get emotionnal (should not be too hard if you read RoK :D), money is made from greed and fear and only smart and small percentage can benefit from the idiots who loose it all.
Yes you are correct – right now there is no hard wallet that can hold every coin. As for checking if a coin is based on ERC-20 tech, I don’t know of a fast way to do this, I normally just google individually, but there is probably a database out there somewhere. Happy trading amigo!
Hi. Nice advice. Id like to say Monero while it is certainly more difficult to trace than other coins, it is not fully anonymous. Also it could be one of the coins targeted by certain govts because of it reputation as an anonymous coin.